Better restoration policies are needed to conserve mangrove ecosystems

Current mangrove planting schemes aimed at reversing global losses are prioritising short-term increases in area over long-term establishment. Without sound, evidence-based restoration policies, this approach could accelerate the demise of mangrove forests and the ecosystem services they provide.

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Fig. 1: Planting problems.

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Lee, S.Y., Hamilton, S., Barbier, E.B. et al. Better restoration policies are needed to conserve mangrove ecosystems. Nat Ecol Evol 3, 870–872 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-019-0861-y

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